Radio expert needed

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 23:08
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Hi guy's and Gal's . I have been given a Phillips T20002 . Well thats what the box says anyway. On the actuall set , it says Phillips CS

With the following numbers

FM 92 W1 25 R

H/W9502 927 40050

G/W 110100000000000

RX 6 488.8750

TX 6 483.6750 25 W

O/N 30177V 0029AR

Date programed 12/05/88

Now the person who gave it to me , said he was told it comes with around 100 channels and can be programed to police frequancy's ect . Also wasnt sure if can be programed to UHF .

Is there any desent use for this radio in off road , or just another door stopper .

Thanks in advance for any help
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 23:27

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 23:27
RX 6 488.8750 Reciever frequency

TX 6 483.6750 25 W Transmitter frequency, 25 Watt?

Going on that, I would tend to think it is a single frequeny transmitter/reciever that can be tuned (externally) to one set frequency.

Try firing it up and have a listen
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 00:33

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 00:33
Eric, sounds like you have a Phillips FM92,
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 00:38

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 00:38
Sorry fat fingers.

the w1 is the band which from memory is 470 to 500 megs.
They are 99 channel with scanning in two groups of 10 channels.
It needs an eprom burnt with the cb channels and then the radio aligned.
25 watts

Great rig, I have an unused one in the shed but on some lower freqs
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Reply By: hl - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 06:45

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 06:45
Hi,

Yes, it can be programmed for CB, Police etc.
NO, it is not legal to use on CB or anything other than as a scanner receiver.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:20

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:20
If it's not legal, must be worth doing then.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:35

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:35
if i recall
they can be programmed for cb channels

also programmed for police if you can find a police channel these days as most have gone to the new system. One usually has it programmed to recieve only on the commercial channels.

standard mode is 25 watt which makes it illegal...however there are many in use around the country operating at full power..unlikely you'll get caught.....providing one does the right thing..eg polite!

but it can be powered down to operate at 5 watts if you want...
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Follow Up By: Michael Carey - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:46

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:46
It is legal to use on UHF, if it is reprogrammed for the right frequencies and set to 5W. But as you can tell, it is a large cumbersome radio! I wouldn't bother with it! I used a Philips FM92 (simpler control head) on UHF in my old ute. The FM91 is more flexible in what can be changed by the user, but is still annoying to use if you are used to a GME/Uniden.
If you want a basic UHF then it's not too bad (apart from the size), but if you want selcall and the selcall board isn't fitted, you might be in trouble.
Also bear in mind that this is mid 80's technology, new parts are non-existant, other spare parts are usually sourced from radios of the same vintage!
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Follow Up By: hl - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:28

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:28
Hi Michael,

If you reduce the power and program the appropriate channels, it may comply with the specifications, but, as I understand it only type approved equipment can legally be used on CB. And these radios are not type approved for that purpose, as far as I am aware.
Not that the chances of "getting caught" are all that great, but the fines can be substantial if you do.

Cheers
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:11

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:11
Eric one of the other points to watch with the FM series is that when you throw them in a 4wd, they tend to suffer from alignment woes. They don't like corregations any more than we do :))
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Reply By: Member Eric - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:22

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:22
So what you are telling me , is that it can be programed to work on the UHF channels we use ? and if I programe it to those channels , I will be running 25 watts ?

If so ...... Great , who can program it for me ??????????
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:49

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:49
yep thats what we are telling you...
but remember, as and if you are running 25watts you may get out a long way so that others will hear you but they may be only pushing 5 watts on transmit meaning that you wont hear them.....

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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:56

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:56
if someone was to message me to tell me that they could do it

I would be a happy chappy

cheers lol
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Reply By: signman - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:43

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:43
Eric
There is more than likely a Yahoo (or similar) group that you could get all the info required- and highly likely a lead to have the rig re-profiled for you. Most of the profile is composed on your computer- but the trick then is to "burn"the eprom with a lead from the puter to- more than likely- the mike input on the radio.
I'd just stick with the 40 channels of UHF CB- don't worry about the Cops as most are on digital or shifting to digital in the near future.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 09:21

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 09:21
but he might want to have a private channel programmed for him self and mates/group? hehehe
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 09:24

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 09:24
the likely hood of it (your own private channel) clashing with a new commercial operator in the future is going to be rare...every one is going to mobile phone and two radio is being used less and less
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Reply By: Member - Jim - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 07:25

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 07:25
Eric

From memory when the Philips software is used to program the EPROM it defaults to 5W output for the UHF CB Channel frequencies.

A word of warning with regard to programming in a private channel, don't. If you cause annoyance to the legit user of a frequency the fine is large.

I used one of these for CB back when they were relatively new.

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